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News from January 2004

News articles found: 94


1. Antioxidants are 100 times as effective as vitamin E
A new range of antioxidants developed by a team at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, under Prof. Ned A. Porter might be used in the rubber and plastics industries. The new class of anti-oxidant is...
24 February 2004

2. Rubbery skin can help robots look human - but is that desirable?
A special polymeric material can help automata achieve a more realistic appearance, but robotics experts argue that that is probably not a good thing. This is an external link and should open in a ...
24 February 2004

3. Kuraray launches high performance TPE
Kuraray Co., Ltd has introduced its range of Septon V thermoplastic elastomers, which it describes as "hydrogenated styrene thermoplastic elastomers". Although the company does not specifically ment...
30 January 2004

4. Honeywell to hike polyester fiber capacity at China JV
From Rubber & Plastics News/ Colonial Heights, Virginia—Honeywell International Inc. plans to double capacity this year for DSP dimensionally stable polyester fibre at a joint venture plant in Kaipin...
29 January 2004

5. Columbian profits up in 2003
By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor/ Phoenix, Arizona—Carbon black producer Columbian Chemicals Co.—Phelps Dodge Corp.’s Specialty Chemicals division—has posted an 8.7-percent rise in operati...
29 January 2004

6. Apollo results suffer from high NR prices
Apollo reports nearly 40-percent decline in net profit in 3rd quarter. This is an external link and should open in a new window. ERJ is not responsible for the content of external sites. Business ...
29 January 2004

7. Enquiry expands remit on anniversary of West Co explosion
US Federal safety investigators are expanding the remit of their investigation to cover many types of dust-related exmplosion. The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board believes the West...
29 January 2004

8. Latex plant for Vietnam
New plant for Dac Lac province in Vietnam will cost around $2 million, add 100 jobs, and process 7000 tonnes of latex annually. It is due on stream in the third quarter 2004. This is an external li...
29 January 2004

9. Bridgestone to build leased logistics centre outside Paris
Bridgestone Firestone Europe has struck an agreement with ProLogis in which the logistics company will build a custom-designed distribution centre outside Paris, and lease it to Bridgestone. The cen...
29 January 2004

10. GenCorp earnings fall in 2003
From Rubber & Plastics News/ Sacramento, California—GenCorp Inc.’s net income fell 23.4 percent to $23 million for its fiscal year ended 30 Nov as the weak performance of its GDX Automotive unit offs...
29 January 2004

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